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Klaus by Grant Morrison
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I wasn't expecting this to be good. But it is? Recommended! ( )
  ansate | Nov 18, 2017 |
This book is perhaps a bit by-the-numbers for a Morrison tale, but it still packs a good bit of pathos and is so gorgeously illustrated that one can't complain. The gritty Santa Claus origin feels maybe somewhat forced at times (would the story have worked better if the Santa-esque imagery was kept, but all the obvious dialogue about Klaus actually being Santa Claus were removed? I suspect maybe so), but it still is heartfelt and inspirational, with a great villain, a scary demon in the dark, and a gorgeous white wolf companion. And lavish illustrations.

Did I mention the beautiful artwork? ( )
  LokiAesir | Sep 26, 2017 |
It's like Grant Morrison wanted to write a children's book, but didn't actually know how, so he just made it weird. There was an okay story here, but it was not told in a compelling or coherent manner. Overall, huge disappointment.

2 stars for the art and the wolf friend. ( )
  photonegative | Aug 12, 2017 |
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"Comics legend Grant Morrison introduces us to an old friend, Santa Claus, as we've never seen him before. He's a myth. He's a legend. Hes loved worldwide by children and adults alike... but does anyone truly know the origins of Santa Claus? Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the origin story of Santa Claus. It's the tale of one man and his wolf against a totalitarian state and the ancient evil that sustains it. Award-winning author Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, The Multiversity) and artist Dan Mora (Hexed) revamp, reinvent, and re-imagine a classic superhero for the 21st century, drawing on Santa's roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism, and taking in the creepier side of Christmas with characters like the sinister Krampus. Klaus finally answers the burning question: what does Santa Claus do on the other 364 days a year?" --Amazon.com.… (more)

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